Cyclone Tauktae Latest News: On Monday night, about 9 p.m., Cyclone Tauktae made landfall on the Gujarat coast. Earlier in the day, this storm wreaked havoc in several Maharashtra districts. Heavy rains and strong winds disrupted life in Mumbai Thane Raigad and Sindhudurg.
Gujarat Cyclone Tauktae Latest News:
On Monday night, Gujarat was hit by Cyclone Tauktae, the worst storm in two decades. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the storm struck the Gujarat coasts and had the most extreme effect for around 4 hours. Winds speeds between 170 and 190 km/h during this period. Hundreds of trees were uprooted in Saurashtra and other coastal areas as a result of this.
Electricity was cut off due to the failure of electric poles. Cyclone Tauktae moved north and northwest, passing through Gujarat’s coasts between Porbandar and Mahuva in the Bhavnagar district, according to the Meteorological Department. Winds speed between 170 to 190 kilometres per hour during this cyclone period.
The death toll and property damage are being calculated. In Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Goa, Hurricane Tauktae has already wreaked havoc. In Karnataka and Maharashtra, 12 people have died. In Gujarat, more than two lakh people were evacuated to safer locations.
Mumbai Cyclone Tauktae Latest News:
In Mumbai, the Worli Sea Connection has been shut down. For a few hours, the airport was also closed. Owing to the storm, the local train service was also affected. This is a precautionary measure that has been implemented. Since Monday morning, it had been lightly raining in Mumbai, but as the day progressed, heavy rains due to strong winds increased the problem.
Due to the cyclone Tauktae, winds reached 114 kmph in Mumbai on Monday afternoon. However, the IMD Office of Mumbai at Colaba recorded a maximum wind speed of 108 km per hour. The roof of the APMC market in Navi Mumbai was damaged, causing 20-23 vehicles to be damaged.
Karnataka Cyclone Tauktae Latest News:
Cyclone Tauktae has claimed the lives of six people in the coastal and Malnad districts. According to the Karnataka Disaster Management Authority, the cyclone has affected 121 villages and talukas as of this morning. According to reports, 547 people have been evacuated from their homes so far, with 290 people taking refuge in 13 relief camps set up to protect people from the cyclone.